An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Be that self which one truly is.
A jug fills drop by drop.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
An idea is salvation by imagination
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.